From the comfort and safety of their own apartments, Marguerite’s Place assists women move toward independence. We follow a trauma-informed, holistic approach and provide around-the-clock on-site staff. We provide women with tools and knowledge to develop healthy relationships, skills, and community connections to navigate challenges and crisis.
Regionally-based councils funded by Women and Gender Equality to advance the status of women by helping them to navigate services such as housing, income support, employment programs, counselling, schools, and more. They also provide public education, programming and advocacy.
Bay St. George Status of Women Council - Stephenville: They offer an affordable temporary housing unit called Karen's Place. Please call Stephenville office at (709) 643-4444. Visit their Facebook page.
Corner Brook Status of Women Council: They offer an affordable, supportive, temporary housing unit called Vesta Place for up to 4 women in a communal living setting. The housing coordinator works directly with the tenants to address issues contributing to homelessness and to connect with various community and government services. They also offer Feminist Counselling (drop-in or by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Please call (709) 639-8522 or visit www.cornerbrookswc.com
Gateway Status of Women Council - Port aux Basques: (709) 695-7505 or visit their Facebook page
Norpen Status of Women Council - Port Saunders: (709) 861-4842 or visit https://norpenstatusofwomen.ca/
The St. John's Women's Centre is dedicated to providing FREE women-centered, community-based programs delivered within a safe, non-judgmental, trauma-informed, caring environment. Programs include: individual drop-in counselling, group counselling for people experiencing IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), clothing boutique, tea time, and other holistic and social groups.
They also provide a Managed Alcohol Program, a pilot project harm reduction program delivered from a housing-first and trauma-informed approach. This program aims to decrease harms and barriers associated with chronic alcohol use delivered to those for whom other treatment options are not appropriate or available.
For more information, call (709) 753-0220 Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
A safe place to stay, at no cost, and necessities provided. Accommodation in a communal living setting for up to six weeks. Supportive counselling by experienced, non-judgmental staff, as well as help with securing housing, finances, legal issues, and referrals to other agencies and supports.
24 hour crisis line: 1 -866-634-4198 to speak with a crisis worker.
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6C9
Promote, enhance, and encourage the health, social, educational, economic, cultural, and political well-being of Aboriginal women.
Call Stephenville office at (709) 643-1290, or in person at 90 Main Street Stephenville
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.